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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Cas9 nuclease from Staphylococcus aureus can be used to edit genomes as efficiently as Cas9 from Streptococcus pyogenes but at a smaller size, enabling CRISPR methods for in vivo applications that could eventually include therapeutic use, researchers reported today in a study published in Nature.

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Politico notes that the Biden Administration has not yet nominated a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner. 

Anthony Fauci also informed the World Health Organization executive board that the US would be joining the COVAX initiative, according to CNBC.

A new preprint suggests some SARS-CoV-2 variants could affect the effectiveness of current vaccines, the Associated Press reports.

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In this session, the third in the Precision Oncology News Virtual Molecular Tumor Board Series, our expert panelists will review patient cases in which genomic profiling has identified gene fusions that may or may not serve as druggable targets.